More Swoon

All Swoon Blocks
All Swoon Blocks

I pretended for a long time that I was just playing around with blocks, but after posting Swoon Block #13, I had to admit that this was a project.

I decided that I would finish up the last few blocks, put them together, make a back and see what would come next.

I am pretty pleased with the way the blocks have come out. I don’t know if this will be the permanent arrangement. I am considering and will have to see.

 

I am hard on the heels of bordering this quilt top. I had hoped to have the border, the back as well as the back for the Spiderweb done by the time I go back to work tomorrow, but I can see that isn’t going to happen. Life interferes. I have to eat, play chauffeur, spend time with DH. I am fortunate that life interferes. It is work I could really do without, as long as they would pay me not to show up. πŸ˜‰

Swoon with Framing Border
Swoon with Framing Border

The first thing I did was put a framing border on the top. The variety of colors needed to be contained and the pinky orange did a good job.

Next on the agenda, which I know is going to cause me problems is the larger outside border. I am taking elements from the Swoon blocks (the corner piece, the house shape, or as Sarah calls it: the Turkey Butt) and making them to insert in the corners and middle of the borders. I am pretty sure I don’t have enough of the border fabric, so we will see how that works out.

Lack of planning with rending of garments or design challenge?

You can read about preventing sickly sweetness in the last post about this project.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

6 thoughts on “More Swoon”

  1. It is beautiful and I love it! Great fabric/color choices! The red frame was a great idea. When will I finally get around to making one of these? πŸ™‚

  2. Fabulous! I love the colors you used. I was at a quilt shop while in Utah and they had a Swoon sample on the wall. Another customer HAD to have the pattern after seeing the sample. The shop owner said that hardly anyone liked the pattern based on the pattern cover, so they made a sample and it sold much better. I had to agree with her. The cover has no spice.
    Yours is super spicy! πŸ™‚

    1. Oooohhh! I like that! Spicy! Perhaps I should call it Spicy Swoon!?! I think that seeing a quilt in person is much better than seeing a photo. In a pinch photos will do, but in person is a zillion times better.

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